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  #5991 (permalink)
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New York, New York, United States
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: TOS
Favorite Futures: Options
 
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Posts: 53 since Jul 2015
Thanks: 13 given, 6 received

I am new here and have built up what I consider enough knowledge to now start my own series of backtests.
I aspire to trade fulltime.

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  #5992 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
New York City, NY, usa
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: forex
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2013
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Introduction

Hi Traders,
I am to introduce myself. I am a .net programmer with 20 yrs exp. I use to be the lead programmer for an FX hedge fund in NYC. I have been using JForex until they changed the laws forbidding US citizens from holding accts outside of the US. Meaning, JForex is only supported by Dukascopy. Anyway, I am back to ninjatrader since Metatrader has frustrated me for the last time. Never again will I even consider Metatrader.

So, after many years of trying many different things I have finally stumbled on a strategy that has been paying off at around 8-10% profits per week. That's after trading live for 5 weeks. But, we all know how market conditions can change and render a strategy impotent so I am not quitting my day job yet.

I have come to the conclusion that no indicator can predict anything. IMHO they are all useless. This strategy is a risk reversal based on price and clever positioning of the profit target.

Happy Trading
Mitch

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  #5993 (permalink)
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Saint Petersburg, FL
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
 
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Posts: 68 since Jul 2015
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I am completely new to the trading scene and know absolutely nothing about it. It's been something I've been interested in trying for years but have never had the capital to start. My current job, while sometimes fun and rewarding, is outdoors and 6 days a week, 10 hours a day. I'm tired of not being able to live life, and I want better things for my family as well as myself. While I raise some money over the next 6 months or so to buy trading software and have an initial startup fund, I plan to fully immerse myself into this forum so that I can start understanding the lingo as well as strategy. Here's hoping that this is the start of a new life!

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  #5994 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
new york
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: thinkorswim
Favorite Futures: guitar
 
Posts: 1 since Jul 2015
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

Hi (waves)

Hi trades,
I've been swing trading on and off for the past 3 years and decided to dedicate more time to trading. I currently work full time in a completely different profession but would like to trade part time. I just recently discovered this forum and have found it very helpful. I'm still very new at this so if anyone has any tips for beginners please feel free to message me. As of now I haven't attended any trading class or seminar, but I have read a couple books which I found informative. Thank you for your time.

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  #5995 (permalink)
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Jupiter FLorida
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Think or Swim
Favorite Futures: Options
 
Posts: 1 since Jul 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

Introduction

Hello All,

I've been trading for about 3 years now. I am interested in sharing and listening to other ideas and learning new things as I progress through this journey.

Thanks,

Bison Trader

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  #5996 (permalink)
Trading Apprentice
Perth Australia
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: ninja dastrader
Broker/Data: Sure trader das,
Favorite Futures: stocks nasdaq
 
Posts: 3 since Jan 2015
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Hi Traders,
I am to introduce myself. I am a .net programmer with 20 yrs exp. I use to be the lead programmer for an FX hedge fund in NYC. I have been using JForex until they changed the laws forbidding US citizens from holding accts outside of the US. Meaning, JForex is only supported by Dukascopy. Anyway, I am back to ninjatrader since Metatrader has frustrated me for the last time. Never again will I even consider Metatrader.

So, after many years of trying many different things I have finally stumbled on a strategy that has been paying off at around 8-10% profits per week. That's after trading live for 5 weeks. But, we all know how market conditions can change and render a strategy impotent so I am not quitting my day job yet.

I have come to the conclusion that no indicator can predict anything. IMHO they are all useless. This strategy is a risk reversal based on price and clever positioning of the profit target.

Happy Trading
Mitch

Yes I agree re the indicators I am assuming the bots algos are all programed to take account of and take advantage of retail traders who use indicators. Thats why I avoid the space where algos can operate and trade with retail traders as a higher percentage.

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  #5997 (permalink)
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Brisbane, QLD, Australia
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Meta Trader
Favorite Futures: Forex
 
Posts: 1 since Jul 2015
Thanks: 0 given, 0 received

new here

Hi Traders

my name is mike, been trading for a couple of years now.
I trade mainly Forex and happy to say, after a bumpy ride in the beginning, I am now profitable.

I am delighted to have found this community.

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  #5998 (permalink)
Risk--->0 $--->∞
Chicago, IL
 
Futures Experience: None
Platform: NT8,NT7,TWS,FOREX.COM app
Broker/Data: InteractiveBrokers, NinjaTrader Brokerage FOREX.COM, IQFeed
Favorite Futures: The one I'm creating in the present....ES, ZF, ZN, ZB, FX pairs
 
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Posts: 1,430 since Nov 2011
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Forum Reputation: Legendary

Great work!.... I am not yet but am working at it. Glad u r here.....
Ron

It is an axiomatic fact that while you meditate you are speaking with your own spirit. In that state of mind you put certain questions to your spirit and the spirit answers: the light breaks forth and the reality is revealed.
The steed of this Valley is pain; and if there be no pain this journey will never end.
Buy Low And Sell High (read left to right or right to left....lol)
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Oxford UK
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: MT4
Favorite Futures: Forex
 
Posts: 6 since Jul 2015
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Hi from a newbie

Hi everyone - I'm new to the forum but not new to trading
Happy to be in your company!
M

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  #6000 (permalink)
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santa barbara
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: tradestation and ninja
Broker/Data: amp futures/zen-fire
Favorite Futures: ec
 
Posts: 6 since Feb 2010
Thanks: 2 given, 1 received

Hello


I am a new member and have been trading on Tradestation now switching to Ninjatrader.

Can one get help changing code from tradestation to ninjatrader on this site??
I have a simple indicator I wrote in EasyLanguague but don't know C++.

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